Time: 10:00 am - 6:45 pm Cost: FREE
Free to attend and watch the creation. Donations accepted. Location:
Firehouse Arts and Events Center 1314 Harris Avenue Bellingham, WA Contact:
(360) 734-2776 Event Categories:
No Categories Event Website:http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
Mandalas are two-dimensional depictions of the multi-dimensional universe, according to Buddhist cosmology, utilizing the analogy of a built structure as seen from above. However, even as the image has precise edges, colors, and form, it’s approached with an understanding that there are no boundaries, that the universe is beyond normal perceptions of time and space.
At the same time, the Mandala is intended to gather up the energies of our existent world, focusing them to alleviate suffering, to heal, and to set our world on a beneficial course.Highly accomplished monks work together to create this sacred image, first by drawing a precise geometric pattern on a large table, and then using specialized tools, laying down fine colored sand over the top, as a beautiful and elaborate display.